The Government of St Lucia showed their concern over the tension between Russia and Ukraine and condemned Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the administration of St Lucia expressed his devastation over the turmoil between the two countries.
While issuing the press release, the Government of St Lucia expressed that St Lucia is deeply saddened by the recent escalation of military activity in Ukraine by Russian forces, a development which has far-reaching implications for peace and security for the international community”.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the military invasion and attacks on Ukraine by the Russian Federation and call for the immediate cessation of all hostile and provocative actions against Ukraine and call for the immediate withdrawal of the military. Equally, we call for a speedy return to dialogue and diplomacy as a basis for all parties to listen and respond to each other’s concerns”.
The Government of Saint Lucia further defends the bedrock principles of international law that are enshrined in the United Nations Charter. Paramount among these principles are sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of States, non-intervention and the peaceful resolution of all disputes, utilising the established multilateral and diplomatic mechanisms that undergird international cooperation, a press release reads.
The turmoils between Russia and Ukraine are noted with the utmost concern, and the threat they pose to the preservation of peace in the international arena must not go unaddressed, asserted the authorities of St Lucia.
The Government of Saint Lucia also advocates for the peaceful resolution of this conflict in a diplomatic manner, as outlined in Chapter VI, Article 33 of the UN Charter.
“The parties to any dispute must follow the path of diplomatic talks and ensure the maintenance of international peace and security, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice”, underscored press release.
The Government of St Lucia reiterates the right of States to due respect and preservation of territorial integrity, as outlined in Chapter 1, Article 2.4 of the UN Charter.
The Government remains resolute in its posture that deliberate and meaningful dialogue facilitated via diplomatic channels is the most acceptable medium to bring about the peaceful resolution of this conflict.